Ahern Pass Overlook Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -392' -119 m
High: 7,107' 2,166 m
Low: 6,715' 2,047 m
GradeAvg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A spur trail takes you along alpine terrain to an incredible overlook of Helen Lake at Ahern Pass.”— Jake Bramante
Once at the overlook, you are looking at waterfalls coming off of Ahern Glacier which is perched between Ipasha Peak and Ahern Peak. These waterfalls feed Helen Lake which is the headwaters of the Belly River.
This pass is famous for the route that Joe Cosley took as he was escaping the law on his way to Canada.
Bring bear spray, as this trail passes through bear territory.
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